Accessory Review: X-Rite ColorMunki Photo!
X-Rite's ColorMunki Photo can not only profile your monitors (compensating for ambient light) but it can build ICC profiles for printer/paper/ink combinations and profile projectors. And the small spectrophotometer can calibrate itself without resorting to any external references. But that's not all. The ColorMunki Photo has a few other tricks up its sleeve, including fine tuning display profiles for a preferred gamut, automatically configuring applications to use a specific printer profile, extracting color from an image, capturing any color from any surface and previewing a PrintSafe color palette. Our extensive X-Rite ColorMunki Photo review includes three galleries of images covering display and printer profiling as well as using the ColorPicker software application.
Express Review posted for Canon A1000 IS!
Handsome and practical, the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS makes a good first impression. The more time you spend with it, the better that impression gets. The PowerShot A1000 has all that's great about the Canon A-series, including AA-battery compatibility, a large screen plus an optical viewfinder, easy to use controls, and Canon's typically great image output. A recent switch to a button for Playback mode makes the Canon A1000 into a shooting-priority camera, too, which frequent photographers prefer because they miss fewer shots. SLR shooters will also like this familiar way of working better than the old mode switch. Click here to read our review of the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS.
Review posted for Canon SX110 IS!
Though it's technically a mid-size digital camera, the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is small for a 10x zoom design. Its smooth exterior is easy to hold, and the Canon SX110 IS slips comfortably into a larger pocket for easy stowing. The surprise is the Canon SX110 IS's low price, currently hovering at around $230 online. You'll have to search far to find a digital camera with a 10x, image-stabilized zoom, a 9-megapixel sensor, and a 3-inch LCD for less. Add standout features like face detection and a full array of semi-auto and a full-manual exposure modes, and you have an enthusiast's dream camera for just a couple hundred bucks. Click here for our review of the Canon SX110 IS, an inexpensive digital camera that has it all.
Full Review posted for Pentax K20D!
Though it looks quite similar to the K10D, the Pentax K20D offers enough improvements that longtime fans should take notice. A robust body, Shake Reduction, dust reduction, and the unique Sensitivity Priority as well as Shutter & Aperture Priority modes are retained, and new features like more resolution, larger LCD, higher ISOs, Live View, Expanded D-Range mode, AF Fine-tuning and Burst shooting -- capable of grabbing 22 1.6-megapixel images per second -- really round out the Pentax K20D's capabilities. Most important, however, is the K20D's image quality, which is good enough for very large prints with very little noise thanks to the 14.6-megapixel CMOS image sensor. Overall we were pleasantly surprised by the Pentax K20D and think it's a solid performer that also offers good value for the money. Click here to read our full Pentax K20D review, and apologies for the long wait!
Top 3 photos this month win:
1 Canon PIXMA PRO-100
2 Canon PIXMA MG6320
3 Canon PIXMA MG5420